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Winter is not my friend. I love the great outdoors and I have missed being in them. We took advantage of the warmer temperatures this weekend and explored the Battlefields around our town. The preserved Battlefields are one of my favorite parts of living in Virginia!

BattlefieldIt was at least 60 degrees, but we still have some lingering snow. Did I mention I don’t care for snow??

battlefield hikeWe are trying to build up our boys stamina for hiking. A year from this summer we are driving west to explore some of the national parks and we will be doing a lot of walking.

battlfield viewAnd my favorite picture, the boys discovering the age of this fallen tree. We counted 60 rings!

battlefiled ring countingWelcome warmer weather, sunshine, and short sleeves! We have been waiting for you!